Bushophobia on West 43rd Street
The New York Times's daily rant.
Aug 12, 2002, Vol. 7, No. 46 • By ERIN SHELEY
Even the Times's slanted reporting of that July opinion poll was no one-time lapse. On June 28, in stories on growing public concern about Bush and the economy, both the Times and the Post discussed a poll by the Pew Research Center. The Post said Pew "found that Bush still has enviable public support of 70 percent but only a third of Americans believe that the President is 'doing all he can' on the economy." The Times said that "Mr. Bush's approval rating for his handling of the economy had slipped to 53 percent from 60 percent in January," but neglected to report the president's overall approval figure, which the Post characterized as "gravity defying." Once again, the Times told only half the story--the half that served its political ends.
Erin Sheley is an intern at The Weekly Standard.